StorSimple

Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager allows you to centrally manage all your StorSimple devices from Azure Portal. It provides the ability to configure and monitor devices, provision storage, setup backup and recovery to any other managed device with a simple to use interface.

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  1. Add SMB shares to physical appliances

    A lot of companies don't want to introduce iSCSI to their network infrastructure, making StorSimple really hard to sell. They like the idea for fileservers, and appreciate the redundancy a physical device can deliver.
    Basically they're looking for StorSimple Virtual Array functionality, in the physical appliances: SMB Shares

    17 votes
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    • Increase the maximum number of files per share and per virtual array

      1 Million files per share MAX limit is not realistic for shares that can be up to 20TB in size. 1 Million files isn't enough to accommodate your average file share on a file server.

      Also, 4 Million files per StorSimple Virtual Array is also extremely limiting.

      It would be very useful of these limits were raised significantly.

      5 votes
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      • PowerShell command to collect "Used Cloud Storage"

        My customer need PowerShell command to collect "Used Cloud Storage" of StorSimple, because they want to make their original report around StorSimple.

        Could you provide us the such kind of PowerShell command for future ?

        6 votes
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        • add Azure​.StorSimple powershell module in ARM

          Currently there are no PowerShell cmdlets for AzureRM.StorSimple

          I need to be able to deletes an access control record.

          current cmdlets don't work because i build my StorSimple1200 in ARM

          Remove-AzureStorSimpleAccessControlRecord -ACRName "Acr10" -WaitForComplete -Force

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          • Virtual StorSimple on Linux

            Right now its only working on Windows vm but it will awesome to have ability deploy Virtual StorSimple on linux machine or VM.

            3 votes
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            • StorSimple as a Backup Target for DPM

              Similar to Veritas and Veeam, provide support for DPM

              16 votes
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              • StorSimple Virtual Array Bandwidth Limitations

                Implement ability to limit bandwidth utilization overall and on a schedule

                13 votes
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                • Ability to hide .backup folder on virtual storsimple 1200

                  When the storsimple 1200 is in File server configuration a .backup folder is presented on each share. I would like the ability to make the .backup folder hidden so users couldn't see it.

                  4 votes
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                  • Enable files auditing on SVA (FS MODE)

                    Know who make any operation(Add, Delete, Modify,...) on the file share from SVA

                    2 votes
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                    • Require dual authorisation before deactivation of a device.

                      It should be possible to require authorisation from two users before allowing the deactivation of a StorSimple device to guard against a rogue operator or a security breach compromising the operators credentials because it would be so drastic to lose the files and backups on the device.

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                      • Allow modification of Backup retention on StorSimple Virtual 1200

                        Currently an automatic backup happens every day at a time you select and kept for roughly 10 years. this could create an awful lot of data in Azure that you don't need and don't want to pay for.
                        Please allow Backup policy modifications.

                        55 votes
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                        • Ability to resize the virtual disk on the StorSimple Virtual Array 1200

                          Currently once you have created the 1200 you can't resize the underlying virtual disk which is very limiting. You would have to delete the whole array and recover to a new one.

                          50 votes
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                          • Allow resizing of shares on StorSimple Virtual Array 1200

                            Currently once a share is created it cannot be be made larger even if there is free space on the array/cloud.

                            If a share fills up you have to create a whole new share and redirect users which is very inconvenient.

                            46 votes
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                            • Detail \ Examples on available RBAC functions for StorSimple restore function and others

                              More detail should be available on the portal detailing RBAC functions and examples for delegating functionality of StorSimple function to Operational Staff to use the Azure Interface for Restores i.e. Clone Volume Ability

                              2 votes
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                              • Manage StorSimple appliances from new Azure portal

                                The old StorSimple manager in the classic portal lacks the ability to easily perform certain functions. Such as a custom name for your backup policies, custom reports etc. The user experience is poor.

                                31 votes
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                                • Support Branchcache for File Shares in the StorSimple Physical/Virtual Applaince

                                  Support Branchcache for File Shares in the StorSimple Physical/Virtual Appliance. When creating a file share on the StorSimple appliance you should have the option of enabling BranchCache support.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Support running StorSimple Virtual Array as Azure VM

                                    This request is not for disaster recovery like SSCA does.

                                    I want to use brand-new SSVA as Azure VM to build mid size of file server on my Azure virtual network.
                                    As you know, Azure VM just support 1023GB x N size of attached storage and we can scale N to max 64 but we need G5 or GS5. It is so expensive.

                                    If I can use SSVA on DS3 or D3, for example, I can build max 64TB (one volume or file share limit to 20TB) file server or iSCSI storage and also backup and recovery is very easy.…

                                    35 votes
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                                    • Support StorSimple Virtual Appliance in ARM Virtual Network

                                      Currently the StorSimple Virtual Applicances 8010 and 8020 only support ASM Virtual Network but that's not the way to go forward. This limitation requires me to setup a VNet-to-VNet gateway.

                                      59 votes
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                                      • More supported Switches

                                        Microsoft need to give an enhanced list of supported networking kit for the StorSimple devices as opposed to the expensive and limited list of kit that is currently listed.

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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • File Recovery

                                          Ability to restore individual files without having to use VSS or mounting of a snapshot. Would improve the experience especially when one of SS main sales pitch is File Server data.

                                          9 votes
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